Today’s find – the Chiltern Thin Metal Mirror Collection from The White Company – makes a real style statement. But in a confident, conspiratorial whisper, not a shouty “look at me” kind of way. Very much a case of less is more if ever there was one.
You know I’ve been writing about the “new modern” over the past few months? (As defined by interiors expert Michelle Ogundehein, ex-editor of Elle Decoration, not by me I hasten to add).
Well, these mirrors have all the hallmarks of the look. Simple, contemporary shapes and pared-back design, beautifully made using luxurious materials.
You could argue that black steel isn’t exactly luxurious, but I think that the way it’s been so impeccably crafted here lends it a seriously luxe and sophisticated vibe.
The devil, as they say, is in the detail. Metal-framed mirrors are very on-trend at the moment, but The White Company have gone the extra mile with this bestselling Chiltern Collection.
Their website explains how they acheived this quality of finish:
To get its beautiful finish, the steel is oiled and then burnt at 600°.
What’s more, there are no visible welding joins meaning it has a smooth and considered finish
I saw the mirrors today in a local The White Company store and can second that. They’re very sleek and incredibly elegant but with an understated and stylish contemporary edge.
An equal amount of thought has been put into the variety of sizes and shapes on offer too. Here’s the range:
The Round and Rectangular mirrors are very substantial sizes. I particularly like the large round one, which is a very popular style of mirror at the moment.
You could also stand the rectangular mirror on a sturdy piece of furniture like a chest of drawers, sideboard or dressing table.
The full length rectangular and arched mirrors look beautiful leaning against the wall for a relaxed, modern touch. But they also have hanging brackets on the back (I checked!) in case you want them wall mounted.
And I absolutely love the Free-Standing Floor Mirror. The black, fixed stand matches the mirror frame and looks effortlessly contemporary and stylish.
All in all, I’m not at all surprised they’re best sellers. What do you think? Which one would you choose?
Images: The White Company
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